Dr Katherine Hockey

Dr Katherine Hockey
PhD, FHEA

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Dr Katherine Hockey
Dr Katherine Hockey

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The University of Aberdeen (KCS12) King's College
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen
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Biography

Katherine joined the school of Divinity, History and Philosophy in September 2017 as the Kirby Laing Postdoctoral Fellow in New Testament Studies. In August 2019 she became Lecturer in New Testament. Before moving to Aberdeen, between 2015-2017, she worked with Prof David Horrell at the University of Exeter as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on his AHRC (UK) funded project entitled ‘Ethnicity, Race, and Religion in Early Christian and Jewish Identities: A Critical Examination of Ancient Sources and Modern Scholarship’. Katherine gained her PhD in 2016 from Durham University under the supervision of Prof John Barclay. Her AHRC (UK) funded thesis utilised ancient Greco-Roman philosophy and rhetoric along with developments in the field of modern emotion studies to explore the role of emotions in the rhetorical discourse of 1 Peter. It has been published by Cambridge University Press as The Role of Emotion in 1 Peter.


Latest Publications

  • Resilience in 1 Peter: Faithfulness and Hope in the Face of Adversity

    Hockey, K.

  • The Role of Emotion in 1 Peter

    Hockey, K. M.

  • Ethnicity, Race, Religion: Identities and Ideologies in Early Jewish Texts, and in Modern Biblical Interpretation

    Hockey, K. M. (ed.), Horrell, D. G. (ed.)

  • 1 Peter 4.16: Shame, Emotion and Christian Self-Perception

    Hockey, K. M.

  • Muted Voices of the New Testament: Readings in the Catholic Epistles and Hebrews

    Hockey, K. M. (ed.), Pierce, M. N. (ed.), Watson, F. (ed.)

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Memberships and Affiliations

Internal

Katherine is Co-convenor with Dr Katie Cross of Sophia: DRS Women's Network. 

Sophia is a new initiative that seeks to create a supportive environment for female students and staff within Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen.

See https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/divinity-religious-studies/sophia-drs-womens-network-1657.php

External

Member of the Steering Committee of the Bible and Emotion Group at the Society of Biblical Literature.

Co-Chair of the Later Epistles Seminar of the British New Testament Society.

 

Research

Research Areas

Specialisms

  • Biblical Studies

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International


Research Overview

Katherine is interested, more broadly, in the formation and shaping of Early Christian idenitity. More specifically this includes interest in:

  • 1 Peter and the Catholic Epistles
  • Emotion Studies and the New Testament
  • Ancient philosophical ethics (esp. of emotion)
  • Rhetoric and the New Testament
  • Christian self-conception

Current Research

Katherine continues to extend her work on emotions in the New Testament by invesitgating themes of anger and non-retaliation across a range of NT texts with the aim of uncovering various Early Christian responses to hostility, harm and loss. Within this research she is also interested in how conceptions of the self affect the possibilities for Christian emotional life.

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  • Resilience in 1 Peter: Faithfulness and Hope in the Face of Adversity

    Hockey, K.

    Biblical and Theological Visions of Resilience. White, N. H., Cook, C. C. H. (eds.). Routledge, pp. 98-110

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Ethnicity, Race, Religion: Identities and Ideologies in Early Jewish Texts, and in Modern Biblical Interpretation

    Hockey, K. M. (ed.), Horrell, D. G. (ed.)

    Bloomsbury T&T Clark, London and New York

    Books and Reports: Books

  • 1 Peter 4.16: Shame, Emotion and Christian Self-Perception

    Hockey, K. M.

    Muted Voices of the New Testament. Hockey, K. M., Pierce, M. N., Watson, F. (eds.). Bloomsbury T&T Clark, pp. 27-40

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Muted Voices of the New Testament: Readings in the Catholic Epistles and Hebrews

    Hockey, K. M. (ed.), Pierce, M. N. (ed.), Watson, F. (ed.)

    Bloomsbury T&T Clark, London and New York. 224 pages

    Books and Reports: Books

  • The Missing Emotion: The Absence of Anger and the Promotion of Nonretaliation in 1 Peter

    Hockey, K. M.

    Mixed Feelings and Vexed Passions. Spencer, F. S. (ed.). SBL Press, pp. 331-353, 23 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

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